St. Mary’s Church
St. Mary’s Announces Christmas Schedule
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY at St. Mary’s Church was held on December 3. Lilyann Simpson was one of the many children who shared their Christmas list with Santa and received a nice present.

WELCOME! We warmly welcome all visitors! If you are new to our parish community, contact the parish office if you would like to become a member of our parish The weekend Mass schedule is Saturday at 5:30 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m.

Winter Weather Advisory: For everyone’s safety, classes will be cancelled if we have severe weather conditions. Parents should use their judgment on attendance based upon their local road conditions in the event classes are not cancelled.

Daily Mass at Saint Mary’s will be cancelled if Crestwood SD delays or cancels classes.

Altar Servers Needed: An Altar Server Class is planned in the near future. All youth who have received their First Communion are invited to serve at the Table of the Lord. Families decide the Saturday or Sunday schedule. Please call the parish office to sign up for the class.

Saint Mary’s & Saint Jude Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Mass Schedule-

Sunday, Dec. 24-Christmas Eve

4p. m. St. Jude& St. Mary’s 7 p. m. St. Jude

Midnight St. Mary’s&St. Jude Monday, Dec. 25-Christmas Day 8:30 a. m. St. Jude 9 a. m. St. Mary’s 11 a. m. St. Jude

Pastoral Care: If any parishioner or loved one is hospitalized or homebound and he/she would like a pastoral visit from our clergy, please notify us at 570-868-5855. If a parishioner needs anointing of the sick call the parish office -if after hours call 570-474-6315 and follow the prompts for emergency. Please understand putting a name on the sick list in Church is for prayers; not visits or emergencies.

Advent Confession: Our parish is offering an opportunity for Confession on Thursday, December 21, from 6-7 p. m. Confessions are also heard on Monday evenings at Saint Jude beginning at 7 p. m.

Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass: His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D. D., J. C. L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2018, to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 10. The event includes a 2:30 p. m. mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with a mailing address, should be made through your parish office before March 12.

Youth Group will meet for our Christmas Party on Sunday, January 7, from 5-8 p. m., in the dining room. Dinner, games, and an optional $10 gift exchange. Parents welcome at all meetings. Please RSVP so we have enough food for all those attending. Questions: Molly 262-4628 or 868-5855, or our Facebook page.

Tax 2017: All donations received by, or postmarked by December 31, will be included in your 2017 statements. Please be sure we have your correct address on file. Also, many families have disconnected their land lines. Please be sure to update that information as well.